Perfectionist: perfectionism is more than just setting high standards and working hard to achieve goals. Perfectionism is the idea that if something is not perfect or ideal, than it is a complete disappointment or a failure. Cleary perfectionism ties into the theme of ‘all- or- nothing thinking’...
When therapists refer to a “perfectionist”, they are usually referring to someone who works hard to achieve goals but is chronically unsatisfied with what they have actually achieved.
Perfectionism is related to low self-esteem. The Perfectionist tends to be insecure. Their perfectionism sets them up for disappointment because no one can ever be perfect.
Perfectionist s tend to have:
* high levels of stress
* problems with self-esteem
* More medical problems than their peers
* A tendency to procrastinate and to avoid completion of tasks because they feel they have to do them” perfectly”
Perfectionist s tend to:
* Pursue unrealistic goals
* Have difficulty feeling a sense of satisfaction
* Moving on
Learn how to let go of your perfectionism. Strive to become a "B" student and focus your energies on yourself. Say no to being a perfectionist.